Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Welcome to another edition of RV Daily Tips. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and living tips from the pros, travel advice, a handy website of the day, tips on our favorite RVing-related products and, of course, a good laugh. Thanks for joining us. We appreciate you. Please tell your friends about us.
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“Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself.” —Leo Tolstoy
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National One-Hit Wonder Day.
Tip of the Day
Things to check out when checking out
Submitted by reader Bill Forrest: “I recommend you have somebody behind you when you pull out to see that you don’t trash the neighbors awnings and/or leave anything you may need at the next stop…. I have a large collection of things people forgot at their campsite. Items were left underneath where the RV was parked, on the table and elsewhere and included pressure reducers, hoses, hose shut off valves, hose stubs for filling fresh water tanks with shutoff valves, awning hooks, table covers and clamps, rugs, wheel chalks, tow bar covers, a jack handle, garbage, and once even a dog (we caught the owners).”
Dead RV battery issue leaves owner in the dark
Chris Dougherty, a certified RV technician, received a letter from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor regarding dead house batteries. The RVer made sure the power switch for the batteries was off when he stored the coach, but within a week or so the batteries were depleted. He couldn’t find anything left on to cause this, and asked how to troubleshoot the problem. Read Chris’ reply.
Double refrigerator bars ensure nothing moves while driving
It’s happened to most RVers – you open the fridge (even slowly) after a day of driving and a heavy jar falls on your toe – “Ouch!” Never have that happen again with these easy-to-install spring-loaded refrigerator bars. They’re also useful in cupboards and closets. Order for a good price.
Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.
Ah, the reality…
Well, this is the most realistic and hilarious mug we’ve seen in a while… We think everyone in our RV Horror Stories Facebook group needs this. What do you think? Order one here and make someone laugh.
See really big trees up close and personal
Anyone who has never seen a Redwood tree is always amazed at the first sight of one. A great place to see a Giant Sequoia is in Big Trees State Park in the Central California foothills of the Sierra. The campground is beautiful, set in one of the groves with a trail that passes by one amazing tree after another. You will never forget the experience.
For less than $20 this could save your life. Millions sold. Click.
Random RV Thought
Treat your campground neighbors as you would want to be treated. Don’t play your music so loud that they are forced to listen to it. They may not share your love of Conway Twitty. Would you want to listen to their music? Always be considerate.
Like books? So do we! That’s why we’ve compiled our favorite books about RVing – we’ve made it easy for you! Click here to see the books we recommend for your RV travels.
Website of the day
A store for Winnebago owners
Do you own an RV made by Winnebago Industries? Chances are excellent you’ll need parts from time to time. Well, you are in luck! Here’s a store that sells only parts for Winnebago products. Is that cool or what?
Free State Visitor Guides
Always make sure you carry the new 2020 Rand McNally Road Atlas with you. Read more about it here.
Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com
Essential equipment for RVers!
Camco TastePURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector
This best-selling product reduces bad taste, odor, chlorine and sediment in drinking water with a 100-micron fiber filter. Use it at your campsite to keep sediment out of your RV water tank and improve the taste and smell of your drinking water. Many RVers consider this essential equipment. Learn more or order at a big discount.
Many roadside rest areas along popular Washington Interstates offer motorists free coffee (at least that’s what it’s called). Look for “Free Coffee” signs at rest area entrances. By the way, stays of up to eight hours are allowed in the state’s rest areas. So grab a little shut-eye if the coffee doesn’t keep you wide-eyed.
Leave here with a laugh
A fellow walked into a bank in New York City asking for a loan for $4,000 dollars. “Before we lend you the money we are going to need some kind of security,” the bank teller told the man. “No problem” said the man. “Here are the keys to my car. You’ll see it, it’s a black Porsche parked in the back of the parking lot.”
A few weeks later the man returned to pay off his loan. While he was paying it, along with the interest of $11 dollars, the manager came over, “Sir, we are very happy to have your business, but if you don’t mind me asking, after you left we looked into you and found out that you are a millionaire. Why would you need to borrow $4,000 dollars?” “Well,” the fellow stated, “it’s quite simple. Where else can I park my car for three weeks in New York for $11 dollars?”
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